PFL fighter Johnny Case claimed self-defense after being arrested on home battery costs following an alleged bodily altercation involving his ex-girlfriend.
A home violence report on the alleged altercation was launched to MMA Combating by the Las Vegas Police Division on Wednesday with particulars surrounding the arrest that came about on April 1. A mugshot from Case’s arrest was additionally obtained. MMA Combating is withholding the identification of the girl.
In line with the report, police responded to a name from the alleged sufferer who was “visibly crying” when officers arrived on the scene, and she or he detailed the incident whereas figuring out Case as her ex-boyfriend of three years.
Per the report, the sufferer acknowledged Case was hanging out within the bed room of her condo as they routinely did following the top of their relationship, and she or he claimed that the veteran fighter “acknowledged that he needed to have intercourse.” When she informed him no, the sufferer mentioned Case grew to become offended and pushed her on the shoulders.
She informed police she pushed Case again in an try and get him to depart the residence, and he responded by choosing her up and throwing her on the bottom, inflicting seen scratches on her left elbow. The sufferer acknowledged that Case then kicked her internal proper thigh as she was making an attempt to stand up, which precipitated her to fall down once more. Police noticed a pink mark that resembled a foot on her leg.
Case then allegedly spat on her earlier than leaving the condo in his personal car, per the report.
After police took the alleged sufferer’s assertion, they went to Case’s tackle, the place he was detained with out incident.
Case informed arresting officers his ex-girlfriend grew to become offended at him for “private causes” and that she in flip proceeded to “assault” him by making an attempt to strike him quite a few instances. He admitted to police that he did decide up the sufferer by her waist and “throw her away from him to forestall her from hanging him.”
Case additionally mentioned that the sufferer adopted him to his car, the place she allegedly started hanging him with a closed fist, which led to Case saying he “leg swept” her so she might fall down and not be capable of assault him.
As a result of Case corroborated the sufferer’s report that he threw her to the bottom – alongside together with his historical past as knowledgeable fighter – police deemed him as the first aggressor, and he was taken into custody for battery home violence. He was later launched on bail.
Earlier this week, Case was faraway from his upcoming struggle as a part of the beginning of the upcoming PFL season on April 23 and changed by Alex Martinez. Case later issued an announcement acknowledging that he had been pulled from the season, including that he was “completely crushed’ by the information.
PFL officers didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Wednesday by MMA Combating.
Case denied the allegations towards him whereas including “I don’t know what the long run will maintain for my profession.”
A veteran of each the UFC and RIZIN, Case holds a 27-7-1 report general in his profession.